MISS DANIELLE SLOAN
Danielle is a PhD researcher funded by the University of Aberdeen, Marine Scotland Science and the Scottish Universities Partnership for Environmental Research (SUPER) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP).
Under the supervison of Dr Catherine Jones from the University of Aberdeen and Dr Berit Rabe from Marine Scotland Science, Danielle is using a multi-disciplinary approach to investigate the connectivity of Scottish flame shell (Limaria hians) populations. Previously, she has researched flapper skate (Dipturus intermedia) population distrbution in the Loch Sunart to the Sound of Jura MPA and volunteered at Bimini Biological Field Station.
Masters of Science (Hons), University of Glasgow
Volunteer, Bimini Biological Field Station
Intern, Scottish Association for Marine Sciences (SAMS)
Intern, Marine Scotland Science
- MSi (Hons) Marine and Freshwater Biology2019 - University of GlasgowFirst class
Danielle's main research interests focus on understanding population connectivity to inform policymakers for the provision of effective spatial management.
By combining particle tracking (FISCM) and hydrodynamic (FVCOM) modelling with population genomics, Danielle's research aims to investigate how Scottish flame shell (Limaria hians) beds are connected.
Funding and Grants
Scottish Universties Partnership for Environmental Research (SUPER) Doctoral Training Partnership PhD grant
MASTS Coastal Forum Small Grant 2020
Conchological Society Research Grant 2020
Demonstrator for BI1012 Diversity of Life 1